There are different church choirs all over the world.
Some are more formal or serene, with sopranos and tenors filling the air, along with the church’s acoustics. It makes one feel they’re being lifted in heaven. But there are church choirs with a lively, more upbeat feel.
Particularly African American Gospel and Worship music.
In the 1930s, African American worship music was characterized by three things: 1) hymn-based spirituals with accompaniments, 2) solo-sung gospels, which are more minimalist take, and 3) exuberant worship.
This changed in the early 40s.
It started with Thomas A. Dorsey, also known as the father of Gospel Music. Dorsey combined jazz, blues, and ragtime. However, this was not accepted initially since these are music genres that were frowned upon during that time.
Yet, it prevailed.
The passion and heartfelt praise were felt in Dorsey’s style. Today, Gospel Music is a combination of solos, harmonies, and instrumentation. The accompaniment ranges from symphony orchestras to guitars, synthesizers, and drums.
It’s safe to say that when you’re in their church, you’ll be filled with a lot of blues and soul.
This young boy just showed all that with his guitar shredding skills.
Watch the entire church performance on the video below, and you’ll get an electrifying experience of their form of praise and worship.
The performance started with the entire band playing.
Then, he whispered something to one band member – as if telling him to prepare for his guitar solo. If that’s the case, then he had his cue to take the limelight!
A few moments after, he started shredding that electric guitar.
Boy, how his shredding skills filled the entire room with soul.
His guitar solo was so good; he brought everyone in the room on their feet. You can feel the vibe in the house judging from the video; the one who took it obviously couldn’t help themselves but move with the groove.
But he’s not the only one who stole the limelight.
Right behind him was his proud father.
You can see how ecstatic and proud he was to see his son shred that guitar like there’s no tomorrow. He keeps pointing at his son as if to say, “That’s my boy!”
People applauded the young man’s talent.
…while others can’t help but light up seeing the proud father in the background.
What an uplifting moment indeed.
The video is 200,000 views away from hitting a million! People can’t help but be in awe of this performance. Some also commented and quoted the bible that is apt for this very moment.
According to Psalm 150:3-4,
“Praise Him with the sounding of the trumpet,
Praise Him with the harp and lyre,
Praise Him with timbrel and dancing,
Praise Him with the strings and pipe.”
This bible verse says it all. Truly, this is a great way to praise and worship the gospel.
See this sly guitarist shred the song in the video below!
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